Privacy Policy

The websites of Sumitomo Chemical (UK) plc (hereinafter “SCUK”) contain important information about how we use your personal data. The websites include www.sumitomo-chemical.uk, www.sumivector.com, www.airnote.co.uk and their pages and sub-sites.

Sumitomo Chemical (UK) plc Privacy Notice (Clients)

1. We strive to respect the privacy and security of our users, customers and suppliers, as well as their representatives (generally: “Clients”), in relation to all products and services, provided by SCUK (Hythe House, 200 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7NL, United Kingdom).

SCUK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd., Japan.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this document, please contact us using the address below.

PERSONAL DATA

2. When you submit a request or electronically pass information to SCUK  (including, but not limited to, contact details, business details and location information), you are sometimes asked to provide or you directly provide to us certain information, including, but not limited to, your:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Company
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address and line of business.

This information helps us to provide you with the most appropriate services, support or information of SCUK and also to reach you for clarification.

You may also be providing us with data regarding your:

  • Client or supplier account
  • Financial information
  • Device
  • Location
  • Legal documentation
  • Qualifications
  • Emergency contact information
  • and/or any other information you provide.

This information helps us to conduct business or otherwise engage with you for regulatory, contractual or other legal reasons.

These kinds of data will in many circumstances be considered as personal data under applicable data protection legislation (which includes the European Union Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC), the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) and applicable national law).

If you have registered with our website, or asked us to register you, we will collect or reaffirm your consent when we collect your personal information (including the date that you gave consent) so that we have an accurate record of how your personal information was collected and reason for collecting and storing it. This is opt-in consent and you may withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time.

3. Please consult the table below to see for which purposes we process (use, store, etc.) personal data, as well as the legal grounds for such processing and the relevant retention period.

PurposeCategories of personal dataLegal groundsRetention period
Establishing and/or fulfilling a contract.

Customer management and technical support services.

Identification data, profession and job, professional contact details.Performance of a contract with you or your company; and inter-group administration.For no longer than is necessary, including as long as may be reasonably necessary for meeting regulatory requirements, resolving legal disputes, enforcing contractual terms and conditions.
Product development, testing, improvement and troubleshooting.Identification data, profession and job, professional contact details.Legitimate interests of SCUK in improving its products and services.For no longer than is necessary according to the purpose.
Direct marketing.Identification data, profession and job, professional contact details.Legitimate interests of SCUK in promoting its products and services, or consent where and to the extent required in the case of electronic mail marketing.For no longer than is necessary according to the purpose and after that up to 12 months from your last interaction with us or your account.
Website and online services.Identification data, internet browser and operating system, information related to your browser or device that you access our website or services under our control, IP address, location.Legitimate interests of SCUK in protecting its property and securing its website and online service.For no longer than is necessary, including as long as may be reasonably necessary for meeting regulatory requirements, resolving legal disputes, enforcing contractual terms and conditions.

We may retain your data for up to 1 month after the stated retention period in order to process its removal.

4. We may allow access to any information (including categories of personal data like these) provided by you or a third party acting on your behalf to SCUK, in order to comply with a valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, and to protect our rights and property. If warranted, we may also allow access to this information in special emergencies where physical safety is at risk.

5. We reserve the right to disclose any information obtained from or about you to third parties in connection with a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or sale of all or substantially all of SCUK’s assets.

6. Except as described here, we do not sell, trade, or rent your personal data with any third parties outside of SCUK.

STORAGE AND DATA TRANSFERS

7.  We store your personal data within the European Economic Area (“EEA”). However, we may store or transfer some or all of your personal data outside of the EEA to:

  • Sumitomo Chemical Company (“SCC”) in Japan or other affiliated companies of SCC for purposes described above;
  • Any third parties to whom SCUK subcontracts all or part of this processing, such as mark